Gloucester Aims for Number 1 Spot in AmericanStyle Magazine’s Top 25 Arts Destinations in Small Cities Category

This month,  seArts  ask you to support Cape Ann the arts and cultural organizations and community by voting  for Cape Ann recognition in the summer issue of American Style Magazine. Supporters can vote  on In 2011, the arts community and seARTS, joined together to secure the nomination for Cape Ann-Gloucester as a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine.  Thanks to the community’s votes, Cape Ann Gloucester  won the #3 spot on the list for small U.S. cities. This year,  seARTS wants to aim for the #1 spot and increase Cape Ann’s visibility as an arts destination.

Securing a place on this year’s list for Cape Ann – Gloucester as one of America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations will elevate Cape Ann to the national arts stage.   Cape Ann currently boasts more than 2,000 working artists and has a thriving arts community that celebrates arts of all disciplines. Rocky Neck is the oldest continuous working art colony in the U.S. while Rockport draws visitors all year long!

To achieve this distinction, seARTS requests that the entire community’ support in  spreading the word and voting for Cape Ann by March 3  The ranking is city-based , but all of Cape Ann will be included in the destination information submitted and the article in the magazine.

1.     Vote from your computer, your telephone or cell phone on  by March3; and

2.     Attach the link and/or icon at the bottom of all your emails in the signature line!

3.     Use the promotional postcard jpeg in your literature and emails:

4.     Link to the voting icon:

5.     Blog  and Tweet  the Survey Link

6.     Share with your employees

Earning this arts designation offers an opportunity to  all of the Cape Ann cultural organizations and artists and businesses a chance to celebrate the award in their literature and publicity for Cape Ann and helps to brand Cape Ann as an arts destination.

American Style Magazine is a highly respected national publication focusing on arts, crafts, and travel  and is an widely accepted resource for artists and art enthusiasts. The magazine features top art events across the country, highlights select destinations and profiles individual artists.  The readership of AmericanStyle represents the cultural and creative economy that Cape Ann also  hopes to attract.

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts is a coalition of individual artists, art organizations, cultural and civic groups, and businesses working to improve the economic base for the arts on Cape Ann, and to promote Cape Ann’s thriving arts community and rich arts heritage.  The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts has been a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Fund for Cultural Economic Development and the Boston Foundation’s Bruce J. Anderson fund.  For more information about seARTS visit or . seARTS  encourages you to join in this initiative to raise Cape Ann’s cultural status and enjoy a recognition that will benefit all of Cape Ann! seArts representatives will appear on Cape Ann Report in February to talk about this exciting opportunity!


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